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PC prices will continue to go up due to shortage of components

PC prices are going up due to a shortage of a number of components, and the situation isn't expected to change in the coming quarters.

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How to set up your new Chromebook the right way

Follow these tricks for getting yourself up and running with the right apps, settings, and offline tools.

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23% off EVGA Supernova G3 750W 220-G3-0750-X1 Fully Modular Power Supply - Deal Alert

This power supply features 80 PLUS Gold rated efficiency, and clean, continuous power to every component. The ECO Thermal Control Fan System offers fan modes to provide zero fan noise during low load operations.

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Microsoft quietly prolongs life of original Windows 10

Microsoft earlier this month quietly extended the life of Windows 10's debut edition, the version launched in July 2015.

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Windows Update issues may be at root of February's patch delay

Microsoft didn't say why it postponed this month's security updates, but a patch expert pointed to a likely problem with the company's update service infrastructure.

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Toshiba's in chaos, but not quitting PCs -- yet

Toshiba is more than a laptop maker, but the vast Japanese conglomerate shrunk on Tuesday under a wave of bad news.

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Microsoft shelves all February security updates

Microsoft today took the unprecedented step of postponing an entire month's slate of security updates for Windows and its other products.

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22% off Intel NUC Kit Mini PC - Deal Alert

Intel's NUC Kit is equipped with Intel’s newest architecture, the 6th generation Intel Core i5-6260U processor. Intel Iris graphics 540 with 4K display for brilliant resolution. Room for a 2.5” drive and an M.2 SSD for lightning fast...

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How to switch from Mac to PC, Part 1: What's driving me to do it

A 20-year Mac veteran decides it's finally time to switch to a Windows PC—and he's taking us on his journey, step by step, starting with what drove him to bail on Apple.

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Analysts peer into Microsoft's rumored Windows 10 Cloud

Talk of a new version of Windows 10, dubbed "Cloud," surfaced last week and many see the move as a way to rival Google's Chrome OS.

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The Core i5 Surface Pro 4 just got even cheaper at $950

Microsoft's 2-in-1 may be a little long in the tooth, but it's still a great choice as a premium portable PC—and now it costs $250 less.

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan.

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PCWorld's February Digital Edition: Intel's Kaby Lake CPU

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS.

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Intel researches tech to prepare for a future beyond today's PCs

Intel realizes there's a limit to Moore's Law and is already investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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Hands-on: EVGA's sensor-laden iCX technology revolutionizes graphics card cooling

A recent fiasco prompted EVGA to examine graphics card cooling. The result: The radical, sensor-laden iCX cooling technology. We go hands-on with EVGA's GTX 1080 Superclocked 2.

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Intel demotes PCs, giving datacenter chips first crack at new technologies

The PC's fall from grace is official. Intel said Thursday that going forward, its Xeon and other server processors will get first crack at the company's latest manufacturing processes, while PCs will have to take a number.

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Microsoft hasn't moved the Windows 10 needle in months

Microsoft has been stuck on the 400 million mark for Windows 10 for more than four months, but outside data indicates the OS has gained ground slowly.

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The Full Nerd: Episode 16: Who killed PC audio, and will soundcards ever be a thing again?

Creative Lab's Ryan Schlieper drops by and talks all things PC audio with the Full Nerd crew

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